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In the US, Atenolol (atenolol systemic) is a member of the drug class cardioselective beta blockers and is used to treat Alcohol Withdrawal, Angina, Angina Pectoris Prophylaxis, Anxiety, Esophageal Variceal Hemorrhage Prophylaxis, Heart Attack, High Blood Pressure, Migraine Prevention, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Supraventricular Tachycardia and Ventricular Tachycardia.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Antiarrhythmic agent, class II

Antihypertensive agent

β-adrenoceptor antagonist (beta blocker), cardioselective

Treatment of coronary heart disease

Chemical Name

2-[p-[2-hydroxy-3-[(isopropylamino)propoxy]phenyl]acetamide (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Atenololum (Latin)
  • Atenolol (German)
  • Aténolol (French)
  • Atenolol (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Atenolol (OS: BAN, DCIT, USAN, JAN)
  • Aténolol (OS: DCF)
  • ICI 66082 (IS: Zeneca)
  • Atenolol (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4, USP 38)
  • Aténolol (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Atenololum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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